Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Eileen KINNICK -75 yrs ago - Week 33 - Aug 7-13, 1937

75 yrs ago
Week 33 - Aug 7-13, 1937

My mother, Eileen KINNICK (maiden name), kept a diary from 1932 until her death in 1999. In Feb 2005, I created a website of her 1936 diary, the year she graduated from high school. During the latter half of 2011, commented weekly on these entries.
For 1937, I am transcribing the daily entries, currently, at The KINNICK Project surname blog.

In this weekly blog post, I will make summary comments and observations, and perhaps add a photo, from time to time. Starting here with Week 10, I am switching to the week ending on Friday.
Setting: The family lived in a farmhouse a couple of miles out of town (Coon Rapids, Iowa). Older brother, Leo, lived at home; his girl friend, later wife, Ida, visited regularly. Younger brother, Buzzy (she often wrote Bussy) was 9 years old. Pete Smith is her 'boy friend' - fourth month starting Jan 1 (they do marry, in Mar 1938).

Week 32 (Aug 7-Aug 13): This week was Pete's birthday, on August 9. Eileen got him a clock, and gave it to him on their date on August 8.

Did you look at that new photo, from the ledges, that I started using on August 1. I'll include it here, as well. I love the shoes… both of them. Don't think that is Dad's car, from the diary text. This apparently was actually taken on August 1, which is neat. Look them in the face, to see she is 18 years old, and he was just 22.

What are your thoughts?

I look forward to your comments!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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